This post was sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!
Hi friends! Today, I have a pair of projects using lots of gorgeous holiday dies and the Holly & Pine Embossing Folder from the Simon Says Stamp All the Joy release, showcasing the beauty of the ultimate monochrome: white-on-white! I love a good monochromatic card, and white on white is one of my favorite ways to challenge myself to incorporate as many textures as possible to keep things from being blah. Let’s get started with the details!
“Winter Whites” are definitely having their moment in fashion right now, along with all monochromatic styles, and I tried to channel that into these two projects. I did end up adding some minty green to the tag, but otherwise both projects are white-on-white-on-white!
I began my card by running an A2 panel of Hammermill white cardstock through my die cut machine using the Holly & Pine Embossing Folder. I splattered the background with some super sparkly iridescent white watercolor and set it aside to dry. Next, I pulled out the Airy Pine Needles and Bountiful Berries along with a large assortment of iridescent, glitter, shimmer, and vellum cardstocks and set about die cutting. When working with these limited-color palette projects, I try to add as many textures and finishes as possible, which keeps the white elements from all blending into each other.
After I had die cut and assembled all of my foliage and berries, I worked on the sentiment. Keeping the two dies together, I die cut the beautiful Fancy Happy Holidays die from some white shimmer cardstock, making sure to reserve all of the pieces, including the interiors of the letters. I then die cut the full background piece from some heavweight vellum and adhered the outline to the complete background piece, creating almost a reverse die cut. I popped the greeting up on the embossed card front using foam adhesive, then added a sentiment strip from Typed Christmas Sentiment Cards beneath it. I arranged the winter foliage around the greeting and added a few shimmering gems for more sparkle!
For a quick and cute tag, I die cut the Label Tags dies twice from white cardstock, embossing one using the Holly & Pine Embossing Folder. I sandwiched the tags together so that the scratched sides would be facing each other. This double layer also helps to add some extra stability to the hole at the top!
I die cut the Bountiful Berries dies from white cardstock and added some minty green alcohol marker coloring to the leaves, then arranged the berry cluster and foliage on the embossed side of the tag. For a quick greeting (perfect for a tag!) I added a Typed Christmas Sentiment strip “from me to you.” I popped all of the pieces up with some foam tape and added a few iridescent white gems to add some sparkle. I think this would look so pretty adorning a package or gift bag!
Well, that’s all for my projects today. I encourage you to shop in your paper stash to see what kinds of coated and textured papers you have that will work together to create monochromatic cards. I am always on the lookout for papers with gorgeous finishes! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!